April 18 Livestream – Christ Among Us

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C H R I S T A M O N G U S

WELCOME

PRELUDE – Anna DiVesta

*CALL TO WORSHIP – Pastor Dan
One: It’s springtime; and things are coming alive!
All: As life blossoms, we rejoice in earthly beauties of God.
One: Spring is a worldly rebirth. God blesses us with life eternal.
All: Imagine all the possibilities for life with God!
One: Jesus of Nazareth once walked the earth.
All: Love was when God became human.
One: Jesus died on the Cross to bless all people with forgiveness and hope.
All: Jesus rose to walk with his disciples.
One: Christ is alive!
All: This very moment, God is walking with us!

HYMN – Morning Has Broken – #274

  1. Morning has broken Like the first morning,
    Blackbird has spoken Like the first bird.
    Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!
    Praise for them, springing Fresh from the Word!
  2. Sweet the rain’s new fall Sunlit from heaven,
    Like the first dewfall On the first grass.
    Praise for the sweetness Of the wet garden,
    Sprung in completeness Where His feet pass.
  3. Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning
    Born of the one light Eden saw Play!
    Praise with elation, Praise every morning,
    God’s recreation Of the new Day! UNISON PRAYER OF INVOCATION – Pastor Dan
    Loving God, you graciously spread an Easter Table for all people to enjoy! We offer you our praises today! Risen Savior, you fill us with life! Especially when no one else can, you raise our spirits. In your uplifting, renewing way, you fill souls with lasting joy!
    As we now walk into the future, we hope you will join us on the road. Come near; and walk along with us. Open the scriptures to us; nourish us with the sweet honey of your Word. Open our eyes, that we may recognize the depth and the richness of your grace in everyday moments, such as
    the meeting of eyes;
    the sharing of a meal;
    the crossing of paths;
    and walking side by side.

Come alive among us now, Christ Jesus. It means so much to us that you are with your people in commonplace events and situations where we are ourselves. Thank you, Risen Savior, for loving us and for staying with us. Bless us with eyes and ears, hearts and souls to recognize you, Jesus! Be made known to us and through us, we pray. Amen.

PRAISE RESPONSE – Change My Heart, O God – worship booklet, p. 33

Change my heart, O God, make it ever true;
Change my heart, O God, may I be like You.
You are the Potter, I am the clay;
Mold me and make me, this is what I pray.
Change my heart, O God, Make it ever True;
Change my heart, O God, May I be like You.

GOD’S WORD – Psalm 4 – Pastor Dan

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE – Jo Ann Moody

SPECIAL MUSIC – This Is Amazing Grace – Anna DiVesta

GOD’S WORD – Luke 24:13-44 – Pastor Dan

SERMON – Pastor Dan

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE – Pastor Dan
Pastoral Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer (debts… debtors)

HYMN – Because He Lives – #275

  1. God sent HIs Son, they called Him Jesus;
    He came to love, heal, and forgive;
    He lived and died to buy my pardon,
    An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives.

REFRAIN
Because He lives I can face tomorrow;
Because He lives all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living, just because He lives.

  1. How sweet to hold a newborn baby,
    And feel the pride and joy He gives;
    But greater still the calm assurance,
    This child can face uncertain days because He lives.

REFRAIN

  1. And then one day I’ll cross the river;
    I’ll fight ilifes’s final war with pain;
    And then as death gives way to victory,
    I’ll see the lights of glory and I’ll know He lives.

REFRAIN

BENEDICTION – Pastor Dan

POSTLUDE – Anna DiVesta

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